Use of axitinib in the neoadjuvant setting appears to result in weight loss, with notable reductions in skeletal muscle and subcutaneous adipose tissue in patients with localized renal cell carcinoma, a recent study has shown.
Nivolumab plus ipilimumab significantly improves overall survival (OS) vs sunitinib in patients with intermediate- or poor-risk advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to results of the first-line CheckMate 214 study presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2017 Congress held in Madrid, Spain.
Some patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) who have slow-growing disease can safely undergo active surveillance for months to years before starting systemic therapy, a small phase II study has shown.
Patients with mild hypertension who are at low risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) do not appear to derive mortality or CVD benefit from antihypertensive treatments, raising questions on the need for treatment in this population, according to a recent study from England.
A personalized computerized neurofeedback intervention for training attention and memory shows potential in cognitive training for healthy elderly men, who improved in cognitive performance after the training, although no significant improvements were seen in the overall study population.
The pneumonia-causing bacteria, Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus), can be spread through nose picking and rubbing after exposure of the hands to the bacteria — in addition to the conventionally known route of inhalation of airborne droplets, a study reveals.